Cast: Oc Ukeje, Kehinde Bankole, Deleke Aroloye, Femi Brainard, Brian Okwara
Producer: Theresa Omokwe
Directors: James Omokwe, Ethan Okwara
Technical Director: Tedd Oke
Oc Ukeje stars as the normal level-headed advert agent whose life suddenly alters due to some supernatural occurrence which he is advertently linked to. He develops a psychic power of predicting the death of unrelated individuals. This brings him to the attention of the curious and attractive journalist played by Kehinde Bankole. They both join the race against time to stop the deaths, restore Oc’s name and save his life in the process.
James Omokwe and Ethan Okwara bring an adrenaline-filled, graphically challenging and thrilling movie to the big screen. We see all sorts of new and not-so-new faces in this film, but the audience is introduced to a style of storytelling and film making.
This film served as great entertainment with its colorful cast and numerous plot twists. The directors used actors that really suited their role and brught something refreshing and convincing to the table, and all of them shone in their respective roles: Oc Ukjeje as the unwitting fall guy, Kehinde Bankole and Brian Okwara were both excellent—and obviously comfortable with the directing style and the film’s dramatic tone.
The one actor that gave this reviewer something to really enjoy was Deleke Aroloye, who I believe made his debut outing in this movie as Detective Gbade. He delivered his performance with the skill of a long time actor and definitely leaves a few ladies breathless with his swagger; we are convinced that the casting decisions was a good one, as Aroloye portrayed the unbendable and incorruptible Detective role brilliantly.
this film felt a bit short and you get the sense of wanting it to go on for a bit longer. There were a few times when the movie felt a bit drawn out, but the gorgeous action scenes and impressive dialogue really held the audience’s attention and kept them on the edge of their seats. However, the timeline was a bit unclear at times. For a number of scenes, it was hard to tell whether it had been days or months or years that had passed since the last time a given character had been on screen.
Despite the film’s minuscule weaknesses, Awakening is exciting, creative, and dark—and well worth the few hours of your time.
Are you a Nollywood fan? Have you seen any Nigerian cast movies? All I can say is that, this is one to watch, I promise you.